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Still lots of Cornucopia to enjoy in Whistler

Annual food and drink festival runs until Nov. 17, with events for every budget
There are still plenty of events taking place in Whistler as part of the Cornucopia food and drink festival, on until Nov. 17. Photo Cornucopia

From an affordable, informative seminar to high-roller chef dinner, there’s something for every budget at Whistler’s Cornucopia, which runs now through Nov. 17.

“Everyone’s welcome” is the theme behind the 2019 programs on offer at this year’s annual wine and food event, which includes everything from cooking demonstrations to drink seminars, winery dinners to signature tastings and late-night celebrations.

Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial, celebrating its 23rd year in Whistler, is a festival celebrating gourmet food, wines, spirits, craft beer and an exciting line up of talent, including mixologists, sommeliers and renowned chefs.

Attracting almost 8,000 food and wine lovers annually — and catering to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados — the diverse program offers educational seminars, wine tasting, elaborate dinners, late-night events and the health and wellness series Nourish.

Held on the cusp of ski season opening in Whistler, Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support the local food and drink industry before the winter crowds arrive. Cornucopia has become recognized as a preeminent representation of the culinary tourism industry in Canada. 

Wine tastings and seminars are a big part of Cornucopia in Whistler, which runs until Nov. 17. Photo Cornucopia

With a range of drink seminars, from wine to cocktails or beer on offer, guests can build a full itinerary for Cornucopia also referred to as the “unofficial, official kick-off to winter.”

Learn a trick or two around the kitchen with local and visiting chefs at the Culinary Stage Series and, for the luxury-seekers, the Chef’s Table Luncheon’s, held in lavish, private Whistler chalets are intimate multi-course meals feature visiting chefs showcasing their cooking talent. Each meal is paired with feature wines from around the world — making these luncheons a splurge-worthy event.

Whistler's Cornucopia involves wine, lots and lots of wine. Photo Cornucopia

Festival guests can also customize a Cornucopia experience complete with accommodation and choice of Signature Tasting events, such as Poured Grand Tasting, starting from just $95 per person, per night.

And while the festival is at the half-way point, organizers say they’re just warming up and there are plenty of winemaker dinners, educational seminars, culinary demonstrations and hot ticket parties left to devour.  

The Crush gala grand tasting is a highlight of Cornucopia. Photo Cornucopia

Here’s a list of Cornucopia events you can still enjoy from now to Nov. 17:

Whatever your budget may be, there’s still plenty of Cornucopia events to enjoy in beautiful Whistler Village. For detailed schedule information visit